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The Bolsheviks and the National Question 1917-23
 
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The Bolsheviks and the National Question 1917-23
 
 
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13 Jan 1999
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The break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 was the death of a multinational, federal system that had its origins in the first few years following the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Russian Bolsheviks had no blueprint for how to deal with the problems posed by a multinational state, and this period was crucial as they engaged in creating a system which would allow the nationalities of the old Russian empire to flourish and develop.
In examining the nationality policies of Lenin, Stalin and the Bolsheviks, Jeremy Smith has made extensive use of archive material previously unavailable to western researchers. This book explores the creation of a system of territorially- based national autonomy, national forms of education, recruitment of non-Russians to the communist cause and the disputes surrounding the creation of a federal multinational state - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.


Description

The break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 was the death of a multinational, federal system that had its origins in the first few years following the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Russian Bolsheviks had no blueprint for how to deal with the problems posed by a multinational state, and this period was crucial as they engaged in creating a system which would allow the nationalities of the old Russian empire to flourish and develop.
In examining the nationality policies of Lenin, Stalin and the Bolsheviks, Jeremy Smith has made extensive use of archive material previously unavailable to western researchers. This book explores the creation of a system of territorially- based national autonomy, national forms of education, recruitment of non-Russians to the communist cause and the disputes surrounding the creation of a federal multinational state - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.


Contents

List of Maps
List of Tables
Marxists, Bolsheviks and the National Question
The Case for National Autonomy: Causes and Processes
Building Nationhood: Borders and State Relations
'Korenizatsha': National Communist Leaderships
'Cultural Autonomy': Education, Language and Culture
The Georgian Crisis and the Formation of the Soviet Union
The Twelfth Party Congress and the Sultan-Galiev Affair
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index


Authors

JEREMY SMITH is Lecturer in Russian and East European Politics at Edge Hill University College, Ormskirk, Lancashire. He completed his PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in 1996 and has published several articles on the national policies of the early soviet government.